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Digital transformation in oil and gas: 10 companies to watch

Disruption by data in the oil and gas industry.

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58% off LOOP Worldwide Travel Adapter with Dual USB Charging Ports - Deal Alert

Get charged in over 150 Countries with US UK EU & AUS/CHINA Plugs. This adapter works in Canada, Russia, Asia, Central America, South America and the Middle East to name a few. Plus dual USB charging ports. Currently discounted 58%.

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58% off RAVPower Portable Multi-Functional Power Bank with 9000mAh Built-in Apple Lightning Connector and AC Plug - Deal Alert

This 9000mAh portable charger has a built built-in Apple Lightning Connector so you don't need to bring an extra cable to charge your Apple Device.

EDF wants AI to optimize its nuclear power stations and the smart home

The major utilities company is looking at AI technology to optimise its nuclear power stations and to help customers reduce their energy consumption

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California bill would force utilities to give rebates for energy-storage systems

A bill recently approved by the state’s Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, would create a rebate incentive program to encourage solar customers to add energy storage.

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Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

The cost of installing solar and wind power last year dropped more dramatically than ever before, making renewables less expensive to deploy than any other energy source.

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Mingis on Tech: Energy microgrids, what's up with Apple TV -- and drones!

Here's one way to re-build the electric grid: Do it piecemeal -- with microgrids. With that squared away, we turn to figuring out what Apple is up to with Apple TV and get the details on DJI's new $1,000 Mavic drone.

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Coal plummets to 1978 levels as renewables climb

For the first time since 2009, U.S. energy production declined mainly due to fossil fuel – and particularly coal -- production dropping 7% over the past year.

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Here’s what Trump’s budget means for renewable energy

While President Trump’s budget proposal is just that – a spending plan for Congress to consider – industry experts say it could translate into big cuts for renewable energy.

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Oil giant Shell calls for move to clean energy

Shell's CEO said public faith in fossil fuels is waning, so along with calling for a carbon tax, the company plans to increase spending on renewable energy to $1 billion a year.

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In shift, more homeowners are buying solar panels than leasing them

The solar market has flipped, from more people leasing rooftop panels to buying them outright as vendors such as Tesla’s SolarCity and Vivint Solar have increased their direct sales efforts in order to attain more cash upfront.

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Bill Nye-backed startup uses particle accelerator to make solar panels 60% cheaper

Startup Rayton Solar is running a crowdfunding campaign to attract investors to its proton accelerator technology used to more efficiently slice off silicon for solar panel production, making the manufacturing process 60% cheaper.

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U.S. solar growth blows away previous records

The solar market in 2016 grew 95% over the previous year, which for the first time made photovoltaic power the top source of new electricity-generating capacity on an annual basis.

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Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs -- yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk on Tuesday under a wave of bad news.

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Storage tank operator turns to IoT for energy savings

Granular insight into energy usage at the sprawling facility, and emerging predictive capabilities, could lead to savings of up to 25%

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UPS to spend $18M to install 26,000 new solar panels

The shipping giant today announced it will expand its solar energy capacity by 26,000 solar panels, or an additional 18 megawatts of power.

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Renewables missing from Trump's energy plan

The White House published its "America First" energy plan this week, and notably missing from it was any mention of renewable energy.

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Report: 1 in 50 new U.S. jobs came from solar last year

The latest National Solar Jobs Census shows that solar industry job growth outpaced the overall U.S. economy 17-fold last year.

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